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IGP orders investigation of police officers collecting bribe in viral video

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, says the Nigeria Police will soon begin the recruitment of 20,000 junior police officers.

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, on Monday ordered the investigation of police personnel who were seen in a trending video extorting and assaulting travellers in Kogi State.

Recall that a viral video in which a police officer was seen assaulting a passenger and also allegedly extorted N25,000 from him with the use of his ATM card.

According to the Police force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, the Kogi State Police Command to carry out a thorough investigation into the incident.

He said, “The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc has ordered the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Command to immediately carry out discrete investigations into the incident depicted in the attached trending video from a location believed to be in Kogi State,” the statement read.

“The IGP calls for calm, noting that at the end of the investigations, justice will be done to the victim of the incident and police personnel found guilty, brought to book.”

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